Fran O'Neill, ‘Near Blue’, 2016, Marta Hewett Gallery

Image rights: courtesy of the artist and Marta Hewett Gallery.

About Fran O'Neill

Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill creates vibrant, swirling paintings in myriad, intensely hued colors. While O’Neill pays homage to the great abstract painters of the 20th century, her aesthetic is also based on personal experience. She utilizes unexpected moments from her past as the jumping off point for artistic explorations that look to recreate her perceptions rather than actual events. Movement—of the hand, brush, and paint—is integral to O’Neill’s work, as evidenced by her gestural style and the kinetic energy she captures on the canvas.

Australian, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia